Fashion Over Reason

Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Little Piece of New York City

Fashion Over Reason, Alexander Wang x H&M men's scuba neoprene sweatshirt, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, H&M chunky beanie

What could possibly feel more New York than wearing an Alexander Wang designed sweatshirt atop a roof deck overlooking Manhattan?! I know, not much. While the weather is starting to make the city feel like magic again, I'd love to share one of my personal joys with you that I think is very evocative of these photos. It's one of the greatest feelings on the planet, one that could only be induced by this crazy town: getting out of work on a perfect summer evening, right at golden hour. It might sound trivial, but allow me to explain.

Picture this: the sun is still shining, yet the rays have turned a shade of dark marigold that reflect this incredible golden glow on all of the usually stark skyscrapers. There's a very specific smell in the air, one that can only be described as summer sundown - it's like a leftover aroma of the sun having shined so bright all day, cooking the concrete, mixed in with an ever so delicate warm breeze. I get thirsty for a crisp brew just thinking about it.

As you exit your building, you take a breath, you look around and you see thousands of people rushing to get home, the streets are buzzing, things are moving so fast, yet everything starts to slow down. At that moment, so many things come over you - you're surmounted by a wave of happiness, satisfied about a hard day's work being over, along with this sheer summer joy, and all you can think to yourself is: holy fuck, I live in New York City. It's pretty powerful.

And just like that, it makes all those tough winters completely worth it. It never gets old.

You know, it's the little things.

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Photographed by Yael Steren



Details:
Sweatshirt - Alexander Wang X H&M (mens')
Jeans - Levi's
Boots - Stuart Weitzman
Hat - H&M
Sunnies - Ray-Ban

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cold Like the Night

Fashion Over Reason nighttime, brooklyn

I am so happy to say that there actually is no more snow on the ground, but it took time, let me tell you. The nights are still chilly and pea coats are a classic way to make the cold spring nights a little bit warmer. Little trims of fur never hurt either.

Gotta keep covered, especially when it's still so easy to catch a bug.

Fashion Over Reason nighttime, brooklyn, Majesty pea coat, jcrewNighttime in Brooklyn, fur collarFashion Over Reason, fur collar, Jcrew majesty pea coat, Monki mom jeans, Pour la Victoire booties, vintage bagJCrew Majesty pea coat
Photographed by Ian Rusiana


Coat - J.Crew
Jeans - Monki
Boots - Pour la Victoire
Bag and fur collar - Vintage

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Saturday Mood Board

The weekend is here and it's going to be a glorious one. The weather is going to be the best it's been all year - finally. Winter has been everlasting this season. I remember this exact weekend last year, we were already wearing shorts during the day. We're now starting to finally see some hope in the forecast. Hopefully this mood board leaves you inspired!

Joanna Halpin, model, babeOlivia Palermo street style, fringe outfit, fashion week, street styleOversized knit sweater, vintage jeansKate Moss at the Topshop show 2006Club Monaco fringe dressKasia Struss for Elle France August 28th 2014, photographed by Nagi Sakai, styled by Jeans Le Beault, Hortense Manga & Tamara Taichman in a LAcost knit & Elise Dray earringsNadja Bender for Muse magazine spring 2015 photographed by Dan Martensen,Mija of Creators of DesireJ.crew denim, suede pumps, look bookAshley Olsen street styleDonna Karan backstage beauty fallCrista Cober by Will Davidson for Vogue Australia, styled by christine CenteneraAlly Walsh for Dawn blogLara Mullen photographed by James Meakin, styled by Lulu Zhang for Harper's Bazaar China February 2015, wearing BalenciagaKasia Struss for Viva! Moda fall 2014 photographed by Markus Pritzi, styled by Agnieszka ScibioThe Row spring 2015Victoria Beckham backstage beauty fallFrancoise Hardy 60s 70s trench coat french girl chic street styleSpring 2015 seasonReformation maxi shirt dressJoanna Halpin model, major babe, blonde messy hairKasia Struss for Elle France August 28th 2014, photographed by Nagi Sakai, styled by Jeans Le Beault, Hortense Manga & Tamara Taichman in Louis VuittonDiane Kruger photographed by Camilla Akrans styled by Nicola Knels for Vogue Germany July 2014Spring 2015 products, powder blue, trendsNadja Bender in the H&M Studios FW 2014 look book, leather tan dressCrista Cober by Will Davidson for Vogue Australia, styled by christine Centenera, major babeWhite living room, shabby chic chandelier Maja Wyh in a vintage dress, Aigner bag and Sergio Rossi shoesAlexa Chung for AG Jeans collection photographed by Angelo Pennetta, jeans & a teeBerta Bernad H&M Life
[Maja Myh, Vogue.com, Net-a-Porter, Creatures of Desire, H&M Life, Style.com, Pinterest, TFS]

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

South Western Flavors (Not Coachella)

fashion over reason in NYC - Nolita - Zara distressed white denim, Vans, Vansgirls, Suno poncho

While everyone and their mother is gallivanting about the California desert preparing to groove to the sweet tunes of their favorite bands, probably wearing some cliché boho getup, feathers strewn in hair, we're still fighting off the chill here in the good ol' Northeast. So here's a look with a poncho as a token of representation to the South Western sartorial flavors that will be saturating your Instagram feeds all weekend.

So, to recap: not Coachella. Only a cheeky wink from afar.

PS shop the look below and get 25% off on Shopbop by entering code SPRING25 - you're welcome!

Fashion Over Reason in Nolita, distressed denim, VansSuno Poncho, round sunglasses, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglassesNew York City, Soho street corner, NolitaSuno poncho, fashion over reasonFashion Over Reason Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses, Suno ponchoFashion Over Reason, Nolita old police precinctNolita streets, Vans styleFashion Over Reason in NYC, Suno poncho, Zara distressed denim, white boyfriend jeans, Vans high top sneakers, leather Vans, VansgirlsFashion Over Reason in New York City, Suno poncho, white denim
Photos by Ian Rusiana


Details:
Jeans - Zara
Poncho - Suno
Sneakers - Vans
Glasses - Ray-Ban

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